Caulfield Park

Announcement

Caulfield Park currently has several exciting projects which are seeking community feedback or are under construction.

Caulfield Park is Glen Eira's largest park and, understandably, also the most popular. Its design reflects the history of the park, and its diverse array of facilities support its status as a major hub for a plethora of activities within Glen Eira. 

Features

  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Fitness station

  • Bandstand

  • Netball ring

  • Cricket nets

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Tennis club

  • Lawn bowls club

  • Lake

  • Function room

Caulfield Park projects

Caulfield Park currently has several exciting projects which are seeking community feedback or are under construction. These projects include:

  • Living Garden and Shelter — This project will create a new living garden and shelter in the heritage end of the park and is currently under construction. Visit the Caulfield Park Living Garden and Shelter page for more details.
  • Lake viewing platform — To further compliment the lake and surrounding areas, we will be constructing a viewing platform over the lakes edge. Works to commence mid-May and are due for completion in late September 2022.

Caulfield Park features:

  • three playgrounds
  • seven sports ovals
  • three pavilions (including community rooms for hire)
  • sports training facilities
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • public toilets
  • chess tables
  • extensive amounts of open space
  • a relaxing lake with resident feathery friends

The Hawthorn and Balaclava Road corner of the park features a series of bronze statues titled The Paper Boy, Mother and Child and Climbing Boys. Completed by sculptor Phillip J Cannizzo in 1980, there's a rumour that one of the statues is dedicated to a paper boy who was killed on the corner.

Playgrounds

The size of Caulfield Park allows for the inclusion of a variety of play facilities. This includes 3 separate playground areas.

Park Crescent Playground

Park Crescent playground is located at the eastern end of the park along Park Crescent. The extensive play opportunities within this area cater to a wide variety of user interest, including:

  • popular long slide
  • ladders
  • telescope
  • educational panels
  • musical equipment
  • springers
  • slides
  • tunnels
  • climbing frames
  • swings
  • balancing elements.

There are public toilets nearby to this playground, as well as a modified basketball court and a modified football oval with goal posts.

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Aviary Gardens Playground

The Aviary Gardens playground is situated midway along the Inkerman Road boundary of the park. This playground includes lower level and interactive equipment, including:

  • music desk
  • swings
  • springers
  • various ladders
  • slides.

The playground is situated close to a native garden that is a habitat for local birds, perfect for a spot of bird watching as they feed from the bird bath. 

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Lakeside Sensory Playground

The Lakeside sensory playground is located internal to Caulfield Park, between the lake and the bowls club. This playground features:

  • ABC maze
  • accessible pathways
  • sensory experiences with different textures, light, shadows, and sounds.

For tips on finding all the letters in the ABC sensory maze download our Maze Map [PDF 834 Kb] 

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Picnic shelters and BBQs

There are a variety of picnic shelters and facilities, including BBQs, throughout Caulfield Park. The following picnic shelters within Caulfield Park can be booked for your next social gathering or celebration: 

  • Park Crescent Rotunda — located next to Park Crescent playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and public toilets
  • Aviary Gardens Rotunda — located along Inkerman Road next to the Aviary Gardens playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and a public toilet

The bridges near the lake as well as the band stand are also available for bookings and are heavily used for weddings and other formal celebrations.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter or outdoor event

To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page

Active recreation

The extensive sports ground areas available for activities at Caulfield Park commonly host cricket, soccer and lacrosse, as well as provide opportunities for personal trainers and dog exercising. In addition, there are many facilities that have been constructed for active recreation, which include:

  • Double-sided tennis hit up wall
  • Golf birdie cage
  • Modified basketball courts (1 located along Inkerman Road, 1 near Park Crescent playground)
  • Cricket training nets
  • Outdoor fitness equipment (located around the perimeter path).

Did you know? Caulfield Park is home to Maccabi FC, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, Caulfield Park Social Soccer, Caulfield Cricket Club and Maccabi Ajax Junior Cricket Club.

Dog off-leash information

  • There is a large portion of Caulfield Park that is designated as an off-leash area. Specifically, this area encompasses the 6 sporting grounds in the centre of the park.
  • The Hawthorn Road end and the Park Crescent end are both on-leash areas.
  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.
  • Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities including the cricket nets and golf birdie cage.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue hire

The community room and meeting room at Caulfield Park Pavilion is available for hire.